Wellness

It’s Time to Think About LASIK

LASIK

Do you need your prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly? Would you like to discard them permanently? Consider the solution that has changed the lives of millions of Americans: LASIK surgery.

LASIK surgery was first performed in the United States in 1990. Originally, the procedure was used only to correct nearsightedness. Now, LASIK is used to correct most vision problems, including farsightedness and astigmatism. Each year more than 16 million Americans undergo a LASIK procedure.

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery reports that more than 95 percent of LASIK patients are satisfied with their new vision and would recommend LASIK surgery to family and friends.

For some people, cost may be a deterrent in choosing LASIK surgery. Fortunately, Ameritas Group offers a LASIK Advantage benefit that can be added to most of its group dental and vision plans. Plus members can have their vision correction performed by the provider of their choice.

The LASIK Advantage increasing benefit includes popular, well-established procedures:

  • LASIK (Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis)
  • LASIK with Wavefront Technology
  • LASIK with IntraLase Technology
  • PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
  • ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation)
  • LASEK (Laser Assisted Sub-Epithelial  Keratomileusis)

Individuals age 18 and older who are interested in laser vision correction surgery should consult their eye doctor to determine whether they are candidates or not. The eye doctor or laser correction provider should explain all procedure options available, including the potential risks and side effects of each.

More information about LASIK surgery is available in our blog: Should You Consider LASIK?

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